Wednesday, 23 July 2008
The Fire 5 years on
Does anyone remember the fire in Edinburgh in December 2002 which was widely reported to have destroyed part of the Old Town? Though it turned out not to be quite a bad as that, five and a half years later there is still a huge hole in the middle of the city. Because the site was owned by eight different owners, the negotiations over a redevelopment of the site were long and complex. However I am told there are now concrete plans to build a new city district called SoCo, presumably after its location on the corner of Southbridge and the Cowgate.